Review one lawyer's fight vs. Harris County probation officials.
When Jim Goode got tired of working as a graphic artist, he decided to open either a bait shop or a barbecue joint. After his service in Okinawa, Japan, Goode attended the Milton Glaser School of Visual Arts in New York before he returned to Houston to try his hand as a graphic artist. To the taqueria, he brought memories of his mother's Tex-Mex cooking, taking her classic recipes and adding mesquite. To the seafood restaurants, he brought his passion for fishing and the Gulf Coast. In Waco, he tracked down the owner of a Coca-Cola crate left by the side of the road before he attached it to the back of his truck to drive back home. The pair met on a Conroe fishing trip in the late '70s, and Jones eventually joined Goode in 1990 as a manager at his retail store, the BBQ Hall of Flame, now the bar the Armadillo Palace. "At the end of the day, we weren't brain surgeons or heart surgeons or curing cancer," said Tom Dayton, the chief operations officer of the company who Goode first hired as a manager in 1987. Nobody was better on a grassroots level at weaving together the disparate Texas culinary genres fundamental to Houston cuisine.
According to public records, Cathryn, his wife, filed for divorce on Jan. 8, 2014, but the case was disposed for want of a prosecution. The aggravated sexual assault charge is a first-degree felony, which is punishable by a live imprisonment with a 25-year minimum sentence for the victim's age and a possible fine of up to $10,000.
Thorworth could have faced a year in jail and a $4,000 fine if he had gone to trial and been convicted of the misdemeanor charge. The prisoner later reported the incident, sparking a police investigation that resulted this week in Thorworth's guilty plea.